Natural Gas

LNG Prices in 2022 Bring Stability after 2021’s Volatility

Many experts predict that LNG prices will remain relatively high throughout 2022. This comes on the heels of record breaking prices across Europe and Asia in 2021. But what is the longer term outlook?

The Russia-Ukraine War and Its Impact on the LNG Market

The effect of the Russia - Ukraine war on the global LNG market is concerning for many and for Asian countries, it serves as a mirror of the risks that reliance on LNG poses.

The LNG Outlook of the Philippines and Its Impact on the Country’s Future

In a world where gas is becoming the "new coal" in the eyes of financial institutions, governments and the public, the Philippines has to withstand the pressure to lock itself into a fossil fuel-powered future.

The Risks of the Myanmar LNG Pipeline

The global net-zero pursuit seems the least of Myanmar's problems today. If not for the green future, however, the country should reconsider its LNG pipeline to avoid further worsening its reputation, economic and energy security situation.

The Global LNG Market and Long-Term Contracts – A Barrier to Net-Zero 2050

Asian countries are becoming victims of the lack of flexibility in long-term gas contracts. However, the associated energy security risk, volatile prices and supply/demand imbalances don't top the agenda of the primary concerns. The incompatibility of gas with the global net-zero efforts does.

Hin Kong – Could the Thailand Gas Project Derail AIIB’s Reputation?

The AIIB will later this month decide whether to fund Hin Kong, a 1,400 MW gas project in Thailand. However, the voices against such a decision are getting louder and louder. Will AIIB take the right step?

South Korean Green Taxonomy Declared ‘Gas is Green’

The government's decision to include gas in the Korean green taxonomy risks jeopardising the country's net-zero plans. Investors and environmental groups were quick to raise concerns, stating that, as a fossil fuel, gas carries high financial and climate risks. The question is will the Korean government listen?

LNG in Asia: A Threat to Financial Stability

Emerging Asia is increasingly looking towards building new LNG capacity. IEEFA's latest analysis reveals that the faith of the majority of these projects is determined even before the start of their development.

Oil and Gas Sector: The Prospects of a Transition Fuel

The oil and gas sector has a critical role to play in the energy transition. They are the most well-positioned to develop and deploy large scale renewable energy infrastructure. Asian financiers, like the ADB and AIIB, have stated that they will support this transition by no longer funding coal and oil projects. Yet, they will continue to fund natural gas, as many see it as a transition fuel while renewable energy capacity increases.

Natural Gas Outlook and Key Trends in Southeast Asia

Natural gas use in Southeast Asia will increase significantly over the next several decades. This is being fueled by governments and lenders alike. While this is a viable immediate alternative to coal and oil, it is not a long-term solution. Southeast Asian countries must continue working towards developing a robust renewable energy system.

Why Clean Cooking Is Not Always Climate Friendly

From a climate perspective clean cooking technologies that are currently being pushed are not always climate friendly with a reliance on LPG.

The Risks of the Continued Reliance on Oil and Gas in South Korea

South Korea's green commitments are a breadth of fresh air for a world, strangled in carbon emissions. But the country still isn't ready to abandon oil and gas.

What Role Will Hydrogen Oils Play in the Low Carbon Future?

Green hydrogen is one of several types of hydrogen oils, yet it is the only renewable variety. It is produced by splitting water molecules and is emissions-free. Unfortunately, it is still costly to produce and requires unique infrastructure. As technology improves, it will play an essential role in supporting the global low carbon future.

Ending Asia’s Love Affair With Oil and Gas

Asia is still heavily reliant on oil and gas, which has been boosted by growing natural gas consumption. Several groups have stated that it will be nearly impossible to reach international climate goals unless the region reduces emissions.

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